ERIC Number: ED468045
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2002
Reference Count: N/A
Alabama Kids Count 2002 Data Book.
Curtis, Apreill; Bogie, Don
This Kids Count data book examines statewide trends in well-being of Alabamas children. The statistical portrait is based on 18 indicators in the areas of child health, education, safety, and security: (1) infant mortality rate; (2) low weight births; (3) child health index; (4) births to unmarried teens; (5) first grade retention; (6) school dropout rate; (7) projected school dropout rate; (8) child death rate; (9) children with indication of abuse or neglect; (10) juvenile substance abuse arrest rate; (11) juvenile substance abuse court referral rate; (12) juvenile violent crime arrest rate; (13) juvenile violent crime court referral rate; (14) preventable teen death rate; (15) vulnerable families; (16) children receiving AFDC/TANF; (17) children in poverty; and (18) single-parent families with children. The data book begins with an introduction and an explanation of features new to this years report. Following the summary of state data, county information on licensed child care, a list of the current and base years for indicator comparisons, and information on using the book, the bulk of the data book presents data for each indicator by county, as well as a summary of county data and county rankings. The data indicate that there have been statewide improvements in infant mortality, event and projected school dropout rates, child death rate, child abuse or neglect, preventable teen death rate, vulnerable families, and children receiving AFDC/TANF. Indicators with worsening statistics include low weight births, juvenile substance abuse arrest rate, and juvenile substance abuse court referral rate. The data book concludes with acknowledgements, definitions, notes, and information sources. (KB)
Descriptors: Adolescents, Birth Weight, Births to Single Women, Child Abuse, Child Health, Child Neglect, Child Safety, Child Welfare, Children, Counties, Delinquency, Demography, Dropout Rate, Early Parenthood, Elementary Secondary Education, Family Income, Infant Mortality, Juvenile Justice, Mortality Rate, Poverty, Social Indicators, State Surveys, Substance Abuse, Tables (Data), Violence, Welfare Recipients, Well Being
Voices for Alabama's Children, P.O. Box 4576, Montgomery, AL 36103-4576. Tel: 800-444-5437 (Toll Free); Tel: 334-213-2410; Fax: 334-213-2413; e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org; Web site: http://www.alavoices.org.
Publication Type: Numerical/Quantitative Data; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Annie E. Casey Foundation, Baltimore, MD.; Alabama Power Foundation, Birmingham.
Authoring Institution: VOICES for Alabama's Children, Montgomery.
Identifiers - Location: Alabama